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ian 49ian 49 Posts: 10
edited March 2020 in Problem solving
Hello Garden Friends,

I’d be grateful if someone could help me identify two tree species. 

The first picture is a Cheery tree which unfortunately was removed before I purchased the cottage a couple of years ago. This is the only picture I have of it and I’d like to replace it exactly where stands now. You can see the Cheery tree on the first picture top left hand corner. 

According to a neighbour, it bloomed in the spring and the blackbirds loved eating the cherries.

The second picture is of a Confer tree. Again, I’d like to replace this confer which is in disrepair and replant a further two more… Would anyone know this Confer species.

And, finally could someone recommend a good seller of online trees which are relatively established in growth.

Thank you for your help.

Warm regards,



  • Hello, Ian,
    It's difficult to identify the cherry from your photograph. Do you have any gardens in your neighbourhood with flowering cherries, so you may see what they look like  and maybe able to purchase similar. There are many varieties of ornamental cherry (Prunus)

    I think your conifer is a Chamaecyparis lawson 'Ellwoodii'
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • ian 49ian 49 Posts: 10
    Hi Yorkshire Rose,

    Thank you for your help. I've managed to dig out so further photographs of the Cheery tree. 

    Do you think you could identify the species?

    As always, thank you.


  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    There are so many types, Ian, that you would be best to go online and look at pictures of them, until you find one that looks like what you want. The chances of guessing right are small, even with more pictures. You mention cherries - did it produce fruit we can eat or just the birds? I have a white ornamental cherry that is very lovely, single flowers in great profusion. It is called Snow Goose. Good luck with your search.
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